The grande dame of kai (food) carts in New Zealand is The White Lady. Owned continuously by the Washer family since 1948, The White Lady has been serving thirsty and hungry Aucklanders 7 nights a week for more than 60 years. You’ll find The White Lady (mark III) doing the late shift every night on Commerce Street in the CBD.
The White Lady on Commerce Street in Auckland
Food trucks are becoming popular on our city streets, especially in Auckland and a few photos are included along with the carts. Where possible links are included for the trucks and carts so you can find them on your travels if you’d like to.
Herbie The Bar at The Street Collective in Ponsonby, Auckland
Find The Food Truck at The Food Truck Garage in Auckland.
The Food Truck
L’Epicerie cafe and deli is at 73 The Strand in Whakatane, we found the food truck at Ohope Craft Market.
L’Epicerie food truck in Ohope
The first blow up food stall I’ve seen – spotted in Rotorua
Dotto’s French Crepes – look for the queue at the Whanganui River Traders Market on Saturday mornings.
French crepes in Wanganui
Whitestone Cheese caravans are at the Oamaru Farmers Market and Otago Farmers Market in Dunedin every Saturday.
Whitestone Cheese at Oamaru Farmers Market
One Love, seen in Rotorua at Raggamuffin Festival, Raggamuffin has since moved to Auckland
Cheese roll Kombi, seen in Oamaru
Follow The Fire Truck on Facebook to see what’s cooking and where you can find it in Wellington.
The Fire Truck at Harbourside Market in Wellington
Otoko Espresso is in Haast. Read the story behind Otoko Espresso in our Unusual Cafe Guide.
A daughter’s tribute to her father – Otoko Espresso in Haast
Gizza’ Spud in Gisborne
Dutchies, seen in Kingsland, Auckland
We stopped for coffee at this stationary coffee stop at Burkes Pass in 2012, Burkes Pass is around 15 minutes drive from Lake Tekapo.
Coffee stop in Burkes Pass
Look for Big Wave Cafe by the beach in Mount Maunganui.
Big Wave Cafe, Mount Maunganui
Kea Coffee & Hot Soup in Christchurch
The Dukes of Sandwich, Christchurch
Coffee Pirates on Otago Peninsula